Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate was at a softball game on Saturday and some reporters were on hand. Tate was walking onto the field when someone asked him if he felt he was underpaid, Tate said "yep" and then went back onto the field. The question was asked because of a recent Twitter post where he pointed out his stats over the last few seasons right after learning that the New England Patriots gave Julian Edelman a two-year contract extension worth $15 million.

Golden Tate's numbers

Golden Tate has some of the best numbers in the NFL for wide receivers since joining the Detroit Lions. Tate left the Seattle Seahawks for the Lions in 2014 and has caught 90 passes or more each season since that time.

In the last three seasons, Golden ranks sixth in receptions (280) and 10th in receiving yards (3,221).

On top of that, Golden Tate has ranked at the top of the NFL as well. He is the leader in receiving yards after the catch with 1,831 yards since 2014. He also caused 73 missed tackles in that time as well, which is also number one for all NFL receivers. Those were the stats that Tate pointed out on Twitter.

Julian Edelman and his contract

The Golden Tate tweet came after the New England Patriots gave Julian Edelman a two-year contract extension for $15 million. On the other hand, Tate is scheduled to make $6 million in cash in 2017 and $7 million in 2018. According to Tate, he will not worry right now but wants a contract extension sooner or later.

Tate said that Julian Edelman is a "buddy" and seeing him get an extension gives him a goal to shoot for as well. Golden Tate said that he has the next two seasons to think about reaching that goal. Edelman is also one of the top receivers in the NFL at making defenders miss so the comparisons are there.

The future with the Detroit Lions

According to Golden Tate, he really likes playing for the Detroit Lions and wants to stay there. Golden said that he is having a lot of fun and wants to stay in Detroit. He said that the Lions have a "great foundation" in place and he likes where they are headed. Tate said that Bob Quinn, Rod Wood, and Jim Caldwell all want him around so he is sure the extension will get done when the time arrives.

Ever since Calvin Johnson retired, the Detroit Lions receiving corps have been a question mark but Golden Tate has eased those concerns. Tate said that Bob Quinn, Rod Wood, and Jim Caldwell all want him around so he is sure the extension will get done when the time arrives.

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